Adventures in QA https://adventuresinqa.com Software Testing, Agile Development and Product Management by Daniel Knott Sat, 27 Nov 2021 10:49:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 80347956 State of Testing Survey 2022 is live https://adventuresinqa.com/2021/11/27/state-of-testing-survey-2022-is-live/ Sat, 27 Nov 2021 10:49:32 +0000 https://adventuresinqa.com/?p=5991 Since 9 years, PractiTest and TeaTimeWithTesters are now running the annual State of Testing™ survey. Over the last years the survey provided unique insights into the testing craft around the world and helps us to shape our work and community. The feedback from the past years have improved the survey 2022. It’s now shorter and more precise. What’s …

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Since 9 years, PractiTest and TeaTimeWithTesters are now running the annual State of Testing™ survey. Over the last years the survey provided unique insights into the testing craft around the world and helps us to shape our
work and community.

The feedback from the past years have improved the survey 2022. It’s now shorter and more precise.

What’s new?

This year, the survey is taking a closer look at the effects of Agile and DevOps might have on our productivity and our testing craft.

I highly recommend you take some minutes and to fill the survey to provide yet another awesome report for all of us.

Please follow this link to fill the survey!

Once the survey results are live, I will let you know on my blog.

If you are curious about the 2021 survey results, find them here.

#HappyTesting

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Member of the Advisory Board https://adventuresinqa.com/2021/08/02/askui-member-of-the-advisory-board/ Mon, 02 Aug 2021 07:00:48 +0000 https://adventuresinqa.com/?p=5978 Today, I want to share some really exciting news with you. The company askui has appointed an advisory board with three software testing industry experts. Together with Lalitkumar Bhamare, the founder of Tea Time with Testers and Nithin S.S., the founder of Synapse QA and myself, we will support and advise the company in any …

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Today, I want to share some really exciting news with you. The company askui has appointed an advisory board with three software testing industry experts. Together with Lalitkumar Bhamare, the founder of Tea Time with Testers and Nithin S.S., the founder of Synapse QA and myself, we will support and advise the company in any software  testing related topics. I am looking forward to work with Jonas Menesklou & Dominik Klotz, Co-founders, and their team to become an industry leader in software test automation tools based on AI.

Read the official press release here.

If you want to be part of the future of askui, feel free to sign up for the closed beta testing phase. It’s free of charge and you can already get an idea how powerful askui is and how it will become even better in the future.

Feel free to follow the company on social media

#HappyTesting

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My Journey from Testing to Product Management https://adventuresinqa.com/2021/02/23/my-journey-from-testing-to-product-management/ Tue, 23 Feb 2021 17:08:00 +0000 https://adventuresinqa.com/?p=5962 Last week, I attended the virtual conTEST conference in New York. At the conference I gave my talk about my journey from software testing to product management. You can find the slides here. Some weeks ago, I was interviewed on the same topic on our corporate product medium blog. In the interview I am talking …

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Last week, I attended the virtual conTEST conference in New York. At the conference I gave my talk about my journey from software testing to product management. You can find the slides here.

Some weeks ago, I was interviewed on the same topic on our corporate product medium blog. In the interview I am talking about my career change from a lead test engineer to a senior product manager.
Read the complete interview here.

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Product Managers and Software Testers – The Perfect Tandem https://adventuresinqa.com/2020/06/17/product-managers-and-software-testers-the-perfect-tandem/ Wed, 17 Jun 2020 08:17:20 +0000 https://adventuresinqa.com/?p=5928 Read why Product Managers should have a close relationship to software testers in the team

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In my latest blog post, that I wrote on the Applause blog, I wrote about the relationship between product managers and software testers. Im my career, I worked for more than 10 years as professional software tester and was always working really close with my product managers. Now that I have changed my role to product management, I really see the big benefits in working close together with the product manager as a tandem. 

Depending on the people, the collaboration between each other can be challenging. One of the most important things to establish is a good relationship between the product manager and the software tester. However, this not only applies between the two but rather for the whole team.

Having a healthy and happy work environment helps a lot to reach hard challenges in the product development phase.

Here is a short excerpt from the article that I wrote and published on the Applause blog.

Why Product Managers Should Have a Close Relationship with Software Testers

A fully staffed agile software development team consists of different disciplines. There is usually one product manager, an agile coach, multiple developers, an interaction and visual designer and last but not least a software tester. The software tester in the team, usually has a challenging, but critical role. This person not only has to define test cases, execute the tests, write test automation or define test data but also help the team to establish a quality mindset and to make quality a whole team effort. Furthermore, software testers in a team have lots of knowledge about the product being developed and the users using it afterwards.

This is valuable knowledge might be helpful for the product manager to discover and to define new products or features.

Support Technical Work and Quality Thinking

The product manager usually defines the work of a team. In most cases the team is focussing on delivering features to the customers. However, software products also need architectural re-work as well as maintenance efforts. As part of this, software testers as well as the whole team should get the support by the product manager to invest time to work on such topics. 

The technical work, including test automation must always be a priority during the planning of product development and the product manager must support the team in this. Often enough test automation is scoped out of a product due to time pressure. However, it’s essential for the product that quality measures are always in place and the product manager must support this. If a product manager denies such work, the product will suffer from poor quality and unhappy users in the long run.

You want to know more about this topic? Please, read the full  article here:

https://www.applause.com/blog/product-manager-relationship-software-testers

#HappyTesting

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Webinar Recording about Mobile Testing is Online https://adventuresinqa.com/2020/05/25/webinar-recording-about-mobile-testing-is-online/ Mon, 25 May 2020 09:19:48 +0000 https://adventuresinqa.com/?p=5923 Webinar Recording about mobile testing is online

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Last week, I gave a webinar together with Applause about the topic 8 BEST PRACTICES FÜR DAS TESTEN MOBILER APPS in german. If you missed the webinar last week, you can now watch the recording of it here.

If you have feedback or questions to the webinar, let me now on twitter.

https://go.applause.com/de-webinar-8bestpractices-mobiletesting.html

Enjoy the recording and #HappyTesting

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